I’ve never minded being a pastor’s kid. I get to see a side of my dad no other church member sees. I get to watch my pastor behind the curtain of Sunday morning service.
And Dad’s example has taught me (at least) three things:
- A relationship with God is foremost. Dad faithfully spends his morning hours poring over Scripture and pouring his heart out to God.
2. Sin is serious. Dad’s role as a shepherd doesn’t immunize him to sin. He knows he’s weak and must deal with the evil inside him.
3. The gospel is beautiful. I love listening to Dad preach because his passion for Christ is real. He doesn’t have to manipulate Scripture to find gospel threads. The threads are already there; Dad simply weaves them into a clear picture.
Thanking God for my favorite pastor today,